|“Following Jesus has always been hard. After delivering His discourse on the bread of life, “many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.” Turning to the twelve disciples, Jesus said, ”Will ye also go away?” … John 6: 66-67 Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”)———/://///
Thoughts from the Diary of a Desperate Man by Walter A Henrichsen (“Walt”)
“Do you know that today the Lord will take away your master from over you?” II Kings 2:5
Elisha tenaciously stayed with Elijah as he crossed Jordan in preparation for his ascension. En route another prophet asked Elisha this question. Appearing annoyed, Elisha says he is aware, and continues following Elijah. Three times on their journey Elijah suggests that Elisha leave and three times Elisha declines. Jesus made a similar offer in John 6.
Today we say, “I don’t want to go with you unless you want me.” We are so preoccupied with our self-esteem that we are willing to leave the blessing if we are not made to feel good about ourselves. I first learned this when I began my college education. It was obvious that the professors did not need me; I needed them. They had what I wanted and I wasn’t going to leave until I got it.
When people come into your life you do not help them by making them feel as though they are doing you a favor by being with you. They are with you because of what they can obtain, and you do them a disservice when you communicate otherwise. If you follow close to God, it is what others can gain from you that attracts them to you. You are the channel of blessing.
Stay close to your Lord, not because you sense He wants you, but because with Him you find the blessing. And when you obtain the blessing, you are ready to give it to others that want it.
Job 38-40 Acts 16:1-21 (New King James Version)
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Mark 11:24 24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in Prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
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